Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 6)

Posted 10 Jul 2024

Cygnet Health Care

Bury (Nursing)

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Category:NursingRecruiter Reference:37016
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Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?

About Us

Cygnet was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.

Your Role

Service Line: Mental Health Forensic (Low and Medium Secure Services)

Salary: £36,808 – £38,845 per year (an enhanced salary may be negotiable for anyone interested in this role who already has more than 5 years’ experience in a Band 6 equivalent role)

Summary of the site

Cygnet Bury is a large site consisting of 3 hospitals with a combined total of 15 wards. We have a Regional Lead of Occupational Therapy for the site and 3 Head Occupational Therapists for each of the hospitals to support the different services on site.

Clinical: You would be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for 13 service users. The clinical role would focus on one ward within our male Secure Mental Illness and Personality Disorder Service (MIPD low secure, and medium secure). You will work with a full multidisciplinary team in a coordinated way to support each service user develop their skills and move through our clinical model of care from admission to discharge.

Leadership: You would report directly to the Head Occupational Therapist for the Hudson Hospital within Cygnet Bury, in the Secure Service line. You would also hold leadership and management responsibilities of the Occupational Therapy service of your allocated ward providing clinical and managerial supervision for activity co-ordinators and maybe allocated line management of an Occupational Therapy Assistant and/or a newly qualified Occupational Therapist. You will be required to share a leadership responsibility and consistently contribute to the Hospital wide Occupational Therapy provision across the 6 LSU and MSU wards within the Hudson Hospital. You may also be required at times to deputise for the Head Occupational Therapist.

Our secure services at Cygnet Hudson Hospital, Bury are therapy and recovery focused, providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for both men and women. The aim is to effectively progress service users though the secure care pathway, into the least restrictive environment possible while working to reduce the possibility of readmission back into secure care.

Occupational Therapy Directorate

Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors we support over 150 Occupational Therapists. Working together as a large team we provide support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.

Every service line has a clinical lead occupational therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and agreed occupational therapy pathway.

We ensure our occupational therapists have a voice through participating in service model development, utilising the expertise and support of our clinical lead occupational therapists.

5 reasons why you should make an application today…

  1. We care about people in our services
  2. Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
  3. Induction & service line training in area of specialism
  4. Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
  5. We support and develop you to build skills and confidence for the next level in your career.

Cygnet Health Care Benefits

  • Free parking
  • Free meals for staff on duty
  • Relocation package available  
  • Group pension plan helping you save for your future
  • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card (includes big brand discounts)
  • Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice.
  • Plus much more…

A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether it’s saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays & leisure – or securing your future with professional development and a pension – we support you to be happy both in & out of work.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day.

If you would like to discuss this role with the recruiting occupational therapist or arrange an informal visit, we’d be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Sheanagh Pearson-McAuliffe (Head Occupational Therapist for Cygnet Hudson Hospital) sheanaghpearsonmc

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